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Sometimes it's not so easy as to just picking a chipset or chipset family and say that the motherboard will OC well. While it's largely true that nF4/nF4 SLI/nF4 SLI x16 chipset family features boards that OC well, there are examples of motherboards that have these chipsets that don't OC much. For example, ever wonder why the MSI K8N Diamond Plus isn't a very popular choice amongst overclockers? I've never played with this board myself, but there's a reason this board didn't sell all that well amongst the enthusiast/OCing crowd: Apparently, for all its specs, it apparently had problems going high enough for a decent OC. When this board was new, I remember reading about tale after tale of OCing disappointment with it.

I am curious enough to pick up one of these MSIs and try to understand why it's not a good OCer. But only at the right price.

pio, if you remember our friend The Grand Poobah, he had an SiS ASUS that he used on a S939 chip; he wrung almost 3.0GHz from that chip and board. Goes to show that even unknown chipsets can shine if the rest of the board is well put together.

To counter-balance the point, there are ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe boards that can't crank up their HTT clocks higher than 260MHz.

azt3c, here's my personal take on motherboard choice: It's not the chipset so much that matters, but the particular make and model of motherboard. In your case, it's going to be tough to find a good overclocking board simply because S939 parts are so hard to find these days. However, with luck, you can sometimes score even a great motherboard, sometimes for real cheap.

That's how I got a DFI LANParty UT nF4-SLI board for $20.00 once (that board is now thlnk3r's), and a CFX3200-DR for $50.00 (from my brother-in-law's friend).

Luck is the overclocker's best friend.
    
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I got my Expert for $45 can't beat that

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I got my Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe for $179.99 + shipping .

I feel ripped off now, lol.
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i got mine for $182.99 with free shipping... brand new from Newegg.
 
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Pioneer. That is good to know. Did you have 2 accounts and vote yourself into that title lol. just kindn. That's probably not possible any way. Cheers with RootBeers
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woot! They finally released Vista 64 Drivers for my Mustek A3 USB scanner....That was the only thing holding me back from Vista 64
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Your machine will run vista sooo well guardian. Go for it.

Quick question guys. I like the idea of 20 and 22" monitors, but 19" monitors seem to be very nice too. How is 1440x900 resolution for the 4850? I was actually thinking of going that res w/ an 8800gt.
 
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G.O.: Hope the transition to Vista is good for you! I'll soon be starting on experimenting with Vista with a dual-booting stock-clocked server. (WinXP Pro + Vista Ultimate)

pez: thlnk3r runs 1440 x 900 with his HD 4850, if I'm not mistaken. He has never complained about the combination (not to me, anyway). I run 1440 x 900 with an HD 4870; absolutely no problems there either. I run my games maxed out, by the way.

Hope this helps!
    
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Originally Posted by pez View Post
Your machine will run vista sooo well guardian. Go for it.

Quick question guys. I like the idea of 20 and 22" monitors, but 19" monitors seem to be very nice too. How is 1440x900 resolution for the 4850? I was actually thinking of going that res w/ an 8800gt.
Thanks Joe for the clarification.

Pez, so far the games that I have played haven't required me to drop any of the graphic settings. That resolution is great. One thing to note, some games out there (older ones) do not have 1440x900 listed in the game so a bit of tweaking is required. If you play source games, that res should be listed.

Are you running a cooler on the 4850?

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thlnk3r, good point about older games possibly not supporting a 16:10 ratio resolution (1440 x 900 is an example). But, as you say, thanks to some clever people out there, it is possible to have a workaround. I hesitated for the longest time to switch between my two available LCDs (one was a 1440 x 900, the other was a 1280 x 1024) because I like playing quite a few older games (SW KotOR, BF2) which don't support widescreen resolutions natively. A few tweaks and hacks, and away we go!
    
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